Sprint And AT&T See Huge Numbers With iPhone 4S Sales
Fared Adib, Sprint Product Chief, issued the following statement: "Sprint today reported its best ever day of sales in retail, web and telesales for a device family in Sprint history with the launch of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. We reached this milestone at approximately noon CT/ 1pm ET. The response to this device by current and new customers has surpassed our expectations and validates our customers' desire for a truly unlimited data pricing plan."
He plays up the data plan. But the reality is simple: Sprint could've used the iPhone years ago. There's just no two ways about it: it's hard to be a carrier in America that is clamored for if there's no iPhone to buy. Apple has made an impact, and that impact is still being felt five years after the original was introduced.
Not to be outdone, AT&T also went ahead and issued a similar statement: "As of 4:30 pm ET today, AT&T had already activated a record number of iPhones on our network – and is on-track to double our previous record for activations on a single day."
So much for the iPhone 4S being a mega letdown.